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Should I be prepared for the worst based on the rate my hcg levels are rising?

At aproximately 5 weeks 3 day (since the first day of my last period) my hcg levels were 20,000 and then 49 hours later they were 29,000. Obviously the number didn't double. I have read that it may take longer for higher numbers to double, but I've also read that this slow down won't happen until 6-7 weeks.  I don't know what to think, plus I'm wondering if 20,000 at 5 weeks is too high.
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376148 tn?1309899577
i think the numbers are good..if they are that high at 5 weeks tho..id say your having multiples...lol....mine were only like 3500 at that point...
719902 tn?1334165183
I don't know sweetie but I was about to post a similar question!  My levels @ 5w4d were 24,000+ (which I thought was great!) but then @ 6 weeks they were only 32,000.  I was very diappointed but the nurse told me that sometimes, once they get "that high", they don't double as quickly.  

I would stay positive if I were you.  Why did they do early hcg tests, anyway?  Do you have a history of m/c?  If so, maybe you can get an early sono.  I have one scheduled fro tomorrow.  Good luck!
1428239 tn?1333457053
My HCG numbers at 5 week 4 days were 14,156..  They definitely vary for people so it is hard to say if they are too high..

They will slow down in doubling once they get high...  It can take up to 96 hours or more to double after they are that high so wait and see...  Try not to stress as long as they are going up for now.
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I hope your sonogram goes well tomorrow. My last pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, so I think that is why they had my hcg levels checked. I have a sonogram scheduled for 5 days from now.  The waiting and worrying is driving me crazy, but I have no choice but to just wait and hope.
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